Sundance Channel Orders Second Season of Fashion Rehab Show 'All on the Line'
Sundance Channel has announced a second season of fashion rehab show All on the Line. And this time Nicole Miller is among the designers who submit to the top-to-bottom audit from Elle creative director and series star Joe Zee.
The second season also will feature even more boldface names and friends of Zee who help judge the designers’ progress. They include American designer Rachel Roy, American Idol finalist Adam Lambert, Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mishcka and model Veronica Webb.
The show received positive reviews in season one, with Zee in particular earning accolades for his TV-ready persona.
“The fashion crowd lapped it,” says Sarah Barnett, executive vp and general manager of Sundance Channel. “But what appeals to people is essentially the struggle, which is a human struggle.”
Sundance has ordered six one-hour episodes of AOTL, which will bow Nov. 18. Viewers will see Zee’s influence on Miller’s spring 2012 collection, which last week was unveiled at New York Fashion Week. Other designers who will submit to Zee’s discerning eye this season include: plus-size label Qristyl Fraizer Design; Kathy and Eric Wilson’s Kathy Wilson Atelier; South African designer Angelo Lambrou; Aysha Saeed; and Cesar Galindo’s Czar.
Barnett also noted that the A-list cast topped by Miller owes to Zee’s stature in the industry, but also the exposure that a television program, even one on a small network, can bring. “We do live in a culture that likes to be on TV,” she says. “They all recognize this as an opportunity. It’s a really raw process that people go through and I think [viewers] are intrigued by that. I think the designers really do understand the benefit and the opportunity. We have designers lining up to participate in this show."
Sundance Channel also will bow a second season of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys this fall and premiere ten half-hour episodes of a reality show based on the stage play Mortified.